Warpaint are making their triumphant return this spring with their first new album in six years. The Los Angeles-based quartet will drop Radiate Like This on May 6th. Ahead of the release, we’ve been offered a sneak peek into the kind of slow-slung groovecraft we can expect with the new single ‘Stevie’, which arrives alongside a trippy, 360 degree visual.
Radiate Like This – Warpaint’s much anticipated new record, not to mention their first in almost 6 years – arrives with its own very modern mythology intact, continuing the strange, brilliant, beautiful story of the band and quite neatly picking up where ‘Heads Up’ left off. If the previous album was the coming of age, ‘Radiate Like This’ presents Warpaint mk II in all their glory, a luminous coalescence of sound and vision which stubbornly belies its genesis, with the quartet of Kokal, Theresa Wayman, Stella Mozgawa and Jenny Lee Lindberg all recording their parts separately in various cities.
“It’s the first time we’ve ever made an album like that, but in a weird way, it made us take our time with everything”, muses Kokal. “The process felt more meditative, less rushed”. This new sense of quiet confidence can be heard all through the album, in the hushed, slow build of first single “Champion” the beguiling push pull of “Proof”, the delicate intricacy and complexity of tracks like “Melting” and the winking “Send Nudes”. It’s an album that pulsates with ideas, energy and- most crucially – gorgeous melodies. Listen on in wonder.
3. Hard To Tell You
5. Like Sweetness
10. Send Nudes